Is it possible to give dogrose to children?
A thorny shrub with fragrant flowers and healthy red fruits, called dogrose, is found in different parts of our country.
Petals of flowers and the fruits of this plant are in demand in folk and official medicine.
But is it possible to use the healing properties of wild rose in the treatment of children and the prevention of diseases in childhood? Let's find out from what age and in what form the dog rose is given to children, how useful this plant is for kids and whether it can harm a child.
Can I give to children?
Rosehip is a plant-friendly plant for children. therefore, its fruits are given to children, taking into account the age of the baby, as well as tolerance, because such a plant is referred to as allergenic, so the first test of wild rose must be very careful.
If the baby is not allergic to such a plant, you can safely add a wild rose to his diet, learning in advance how to brew its fruits and what dishes can be prepared from wild rose.
Useful and healing properties
The curative effect of wild rose on the human body is caused, first of all, by the rich content of vitamin C in this plant. That is why rosehip is recommended for prophylaxis, as well as for the treatment of hypovitaminosis C, which often develops in late autumn, in winter and in early spring.
In addition, dogrose:
- Contains lots of vitamin A, therefore, the plant helps to fill the lack of this vitamin and is indicated for problems with the eyes.
- Rich in potassium, iron, calcium, manganese, phosphorus and magnesium, therefore, the hips contribute to the elimination of anemia, strengthen hair, improve metabolism and hematopoietic function.
- Renders soft choleretic effect and restores the liver. For such exposure, the roots of the plant are used, as well as ready-made syrup sold in a pharmacy.
- Due to the presence organic acids, polyphenols, vitamins E, K and group B It has a positive effect on the gastrointestinal tract (shown in dysbacteriosis, chronic diseases of the intestine and pancreas, poisoning), and also protects the body from mutagens.
- It has a diuretic effect. and removes toxins from the body along with urine.
- Useful for long stay under ultraviolet rays, since their prolonged exposure reduces the amount of vitamin C in the body.
The oil obtained from the seeds of wild rose is rich vitamin E and carotene, and also has a wound-healing effect, therefore, it is often used for cuts, sores on the skin, burns and dermatitis.
We recommend to watch the video, which discusses the main beneficial properties of this healing berries:
Does it help strengthen the immune system?
Since wild rose is extremely rich in vitamin C, it helps to increase the body's defenses. The use of dogrose during the cold season and viral infections helps to avoid getting infected with the flu virus and other respiratory viruses.
Harm and contraindications
Excessive or too long use of wild rose can:
- To provoke an aggravation of a peptic ulcer or gastritis.
- It flushes out calcium and other minerals due to its diuretic effect, which adversely affects the kidneys.
- Lead to the development of intolerance.
Rosehip is contraindicated if the child has:
- Allergy to this plant.
- Increased blood clotting.
- Heart diseases.
- Hyperacid gastritis.
- Renal failure.
From what age can I give?
The introduction of dogrose in baby feeding start no earlier than 6 months of age, adding no more than 1-2 grated fruits of this plant after their heat treatment to porridge or fruit puree.
At 8 months, you can introduce a baby with broth hips and tea from its berries. Rosehip infusion is recommended to give children no earlier than a year, and syrup and juice - from 3 years of age.
Oil and alcohol tincture can not be used under the age of 12 years.
In what form is it better to give
Drinks are predominantly prepared from rose hips. Here are the most common rosehip recipes:
- Infusion. One or two tablespoons of dried fruit in a crushed form should be placed in a thermos, pour 500 ml of boiling water and close tightly. After 6-8 hours the infusion will be ready. Honey, sugar, dried fruits, mountain ash, blueberries, raspberries and other berries can be added to the drink. Store the finished infusion for no longer than 2-3 days.
- Decoction. Pour 20 g of dried rosehip berries with 200 ml of water, bring to a boil and boil for about 10 minutes (you can use a water bath). Infusing under the lid from 8 to 12 hours, strain the broth through cheesecloth.
- Tea. Fill the rose hips with boiling water and let it stand for 20 minutes to several hours. For sweetening, add honey, jam or sugar to the drink, depending on the age of the child.
- Kissel. Rinse a glass of rose hips, fill with 1 liter of water and put on fire. Let the liquid leave for 15 minutes, then add 5 tablespoons of sugar and leave for a few hours. Separate half of the glass from the cooled broth and add 2 tablespoons of starch. Bring the remaining broth to a boil, slowly pour the diluted starch into it, let it boil and remove from the heat.
- The juice. Fresh fruits are washed and boiled for 10 minutes, then rubbed through a sieve or ground in a blender and mixed with the water in which the rosehip was cooked.
- Compote. Wash a glass of fruit, fill with a liter of water and bring to a boil. When the liquid boils, add one apple sliced into slices, sugar to taste, raisins, berries and other ingredients if desired. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and close the lid.
In the following video, you can find out how best to make rose hips, so that he gives all his useful properties:
Rosehip in the form of a syrup is sold in many pharmacies and is a fortifying agent. It is in demand in the winter cold and in early spring when you need to saturate the body with vitamin C and prevent viral diseases.
Fresh pasta fruits are thoroughly washed and cleaned of seeds. Mixing them in a ratio of 1 to 1 with sugar, mass is passed through a meat grinder, or placed in a blender. The finished paste is stored in a jar with a lid at low temperature. It can be spread on sandwiches and pancakes, add dumplings and pies to the filling. Also from this paste you can cook compotes and jelly.
You can cook it:
- Of petals. Fresh petals from 80 flowers, wash and rub with sugar (100 g). Separately, cook the syrup from a glass of water and 400 g of sugar. Boil the petals in syrup until soft, and finally add a tablespoon of lemon juice.
- From the fruit. Take two glasses of rosehips, cut them into halves, remove the bones.Fold the cut fruits into a saucepan, add 700 ml of water, put on the fire and let simmer for 15 minutes. Grinding rosehip in mashed potatoes, add 2 cups of sugar and mix. Put on a slow fire, boil for 15 minutes, then add lemon juice.
Drinks with dogrose give children up to one year old in a daily dose of not more than 100 ml. In this case, at one time the child should not be given more than 50 ml of tea or broth. From one year old, the infusion is given in the amount of 50 ml every other day. Juices and syrups give in a dose of 1 teaspoon per day or make juice from them, adding 45 ml of water. Jam is recommended to give one or two tablespoons per day.
In addition, consider the following nuances:
- You should not give any drink of wild rose on an empty stomach.
- Due to the diuretic effect, do not give the children drinks with dogrose before bedtime.
- Due to the high content of vitamin C, babies are recommended to drink drinks from the hips through a straw. This will protect the forming tooth enamel of children from destruction.
Tips for choosing
When buying a dry rose, you should pay attention to the color and shape of the berries. High-quality dry fruits are distinguished by the correct shape, shriveled skin and slightly smaller than a fresh wild rose. The color of dry fruit should be rich red. Do not buy dried fruit covered with white or black spots.
If you collect wild rose from a bush on your own plot, it should be done after the fruit ripens. Fruits can be picked at the end of the summer and before the start of frost, because at low temperatures, vitamin C in the dog rose begins to break down.
You can learn more about the beneficial properties of wild rose by watching the program “Live is great!”.